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Minister Oboth Promises investigation into assault of Traffic Officer by Soldier

By Melanie Aanyu,

The State Minister for Defense and Veteran Affairs, Mr Jacob Oboth Oboth has yesterday the afternoon assured lawmakers that the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) Investigations Unit will conduct thorough investigations into the misconduct of a military officer who grabbed a traffic officer by his collar over traffic congestion at Mukwano Mall in Kampala.

The promise by the Minister came after the Nakaseke Central legislator Mr Allan Mayanja pressed him to explain.

In response, Mr Oboth who led a team of UPDF officers to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, acknowledged that this is the first incident involving an officer within the UPDF.